Review: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 and 980 reference

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    Is there something difficult about show 1080p performance vs 4xx/5xx/6xx etc cards? All i see it 2k results.
     
  2. vazup

    vazup Master Guru

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    In the face to those who said it is going to be slower than the 780 ti and that 250bit lanes are limiting. Even the 970 is very close to 780 ti in 4k :p
     
  3. ScoobyDooby

    ScoobyDooby Ancient Guru

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    Haters gonna hate.

    Honestly, just goes to show you, until you get down to it, it really is all conjecture and wasted opinions. Wait till you see the numbers and then judge accordingly.
     
  4. Solfaur

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    As a 680s owner, these cards are awesome. Now I will wait for MSI to pull out their gaming/ligthing line and decide wether I go 2x980 or hell, at this pricepoint, even 3x970 doesn't sound too bad. :O
     

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    Happens every time a lower bit bus new gen card is released. Since the 128bit 6600gt chewed up the earlier higher bit bus flagship cards 10 years ago. Expect it with Pascal next year as well and expect same pie in the face outcome for the lower bit bus detractors there too.
     
  6. bigfutus

    bigfutus Master Guru

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    I will buy 970 and overlock the sh*t out of it :D And even if there will be in six months a Ti version, i don't care, i will have nice boost from 750Ti. The only thing i am little disappointed are the two power connectors, i hoped for one, after cordless 750 Ti.
     
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    These are hugely impressive GPUs. While still using the 28nm process and reducing the transistor count, Nvidia have produced a faster, more efficient GPU which is capable of higher clockspeeds!
     
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    It's disappointing that a card that is consistently above the 780Ti 10-15% draws ~160W vs. the ~250W+ a 780Ti draws?
     
  9. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    I'm so going to buy GTX 970. That price is ridiculous!
     
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    Thank you very much for the review Hilbert :supercool
     

  11. isidore

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    is this a ****ing joke??? people with 290x or 780ti have no focking reason to upgrade..what happened with performance jump between generations of gpu's?...it's clear i'll continue gaming on my ps4..
     
  12. HonoredShadow

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    Sorry I must have missed the prices. What is the 970 and 980 going to be in the UK? Anyone know?

    Wonder what the difference in performance/price will be between the 2 cards...
     
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  13. Ryu5uzaku

    Ryu5uzaku Ancient Guru

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    These cards are pretty decent. Not ideal to upgrade from 780 up or 290 up tho. On the efficiency side they shine for sure.

    But yeah... If only the cards were some 20% faster on average then 290x or 780 ti. But nah not today.

    So it is either 20nm part or 20nm part next.

    Now if those cards weren't at least this fast I would have been seriously disappointed. Who ever thought nvidia would release slower cards was crazy anyways :D
     
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    Woah, for 270EUR the 970 is sooo damn tempting, especially recently my gpu is starting to show it's bad side.
     
  15. Raiga

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    The focus of the new Maxwell GPU's are the Performance vs Power(TDP) ratio, especially the Maxwell GPU's on Mobile Platforms are insane (yes I am quoting the 860M's).

    Hell I just got a Nv 760 card some days ago, Now I am totally impressed that the new 970's and 980's will run around the same TDP yet they are faster.
     

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    What!?

    There isn't meant to be. If your on the 770 or lower, then theres worth in upgrading. But if your on the 780 or higher, there isn't. Just like going from 480 to 580, or 580 to 680, or 680 to 780 (ref model).

    Its never been standard practice to upgrade from previous gens highend to the newest gens highend.
     
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    I couldn't stay awake but woke up for a nice surprise! thanks Hilbert :)

    to me, the 970 is the way to go price/performance wise.
     
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    Guys, what do you think I should do? My 780Ti isn't enough for 1440p gaming so either I get 970 SLI or 980SLI. Question is which?
     
  19. fantaskarsef

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    Well... don't you know the answer? :D
    Seriously, both have their advantages.... 980 has power, but the 970 might prove handy because of lower temperatures for SLI setups, unless you go h2o of course.
     
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    Just like I pictured it
    Great review boss look forward to the other reviews with this chip.
     

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